Cow Lane
Fulbourn
Cambridgeshire
CB21 5HB

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Profile Strength
Very Good 82%
Care Type Care Home
Care Category Nursing | Dementia | Respite
Availability Call for details
Regulator's Rating Good
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Meet The Manager

Zoe Kirk is Home Manager at Home Close.

The bright, welcoming purpose built accommodation at Home Close is laid out over two floors with a number of attractive wings. Each wing contains lounge and dining areas as well as kitchen and bathroom facilities. The light, airy bedrooms are decorated to a high standard and exceptionally well furnished, but we encourage our residents to bring items of their own furniture and possessions with them so that their room can become truly their own.

Home Close is in a quiet location on the outskirts of Cambridge yet within easy reach of the A14 and served by good public transport links. It is set within its own large landscaped grounds that are bordered by many mature trees, creating a private peaceful environment. In good weather, many of our residents like to walk in the grounds or sit and take tea under the shade of spreading branches. As well as the extensive lawns, there are many shrub and flower borders which continually change with the seasons, providing interest to residents and visitors alike.


Care Options We Can Provide
Support For Companionship, Convalescence, End of Life, Mental Healthcare, Palliative, Personal care.
Disability Support Bed Bound, Physically Frail, Requires Hoist , Walking Frame, Wheel Chair Bound.
Medication By Mouth, Injection.
Type Of Dementia Mild Dementia, Moderate Dementia.
Dementia Behaviour Wandering .
Respite Care Yes
Minimum Age
65

Admission Category Support For
Profession Masons, Retired Actors, Retired Advertising Executives, Retired Civil Service, Retired Clergy, Retired Entertainers, Retired Medical, Retired Military, Retired Musicians, Retired Police, Retired Professionals, Retired Teachers.
Religion Anglican / C of E, Baptist, Buddhist, Catholic, Charismatics, Hindu, Islam, Judaism, Methodist, Orthodox Christian, Other, Presbyterian, Quakers.
LGBTQ Welcome Yes
Our Building and Facilities
  • 72 bedrooms
  • Light and airy accommodation providing comfortable, homely surroundings
  • Nursing and residential care available
  • In-house hairdressing salon providing usual services plus manicures and hand massages
  • Specialist equipment available if required
  • Well-kept gardens
  • The home has its own minibus

Is Our Home Purpose Built
Yes

The Year Our Home Was Built
1 Jan 1970

How Many Floors We Have
2

Who Owns Our Building
Private

Communal Rooms
Activities Room, Dining Rooms, Library, Sitting Rooms, TV Lounges.

What Else Do We Provide
Assisted Bathroom, Chiropodist, Chiropractor, Cinema, Dentist, GP, Hairdressers, Library, Lift, Minibus, Optician, Physiotherapy, Smoking Area.

Our Garden
Communal Garden, Communal Patio, Private Garden(s), Seating, Secure Garden, Wheelchair Friendly Access.

Brochures
Home-Close brochure.pdf

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Description

All bedrooms are well equipped and we happily support residents if they wish to include their own treasured furnishings, such as a favourite table, pictures, a chair and ornaments. Each room also has phone and television points.

Even WiFi is available to those wishing to access the Internet in communal areas.


About Our Rooms
Number Of Rooms 72

Type Of Room
Single Room.

Room Features
Direct Garden Access, Furnished, Garden View, Step Free Access, Unfurnished.

Room Facilities
Catch up TV, Freeview TV, Internet Access, Sky/Cable TV, Telephone Point.

Our Photos
Description

We recognise that every person is different, so we create tailored care plans for each and every resident.

We work closely to identify the best care to suit your needs and the most appropriate setting in which this should be delivered.

We involve families and friends in the creation of each plan using the ‘care passports’ and life history records, so that each person receives the most beneficial care and support, taking into account their health and wellbeing, aspirations, wants, likes and dislikes.

We believe that our dedication to delivering the most individualised, personal care to all our residents is what makes us stand out, and ensures our residents enjoy living their lives to their fullest potential.


Our Team
Tracey Carter
Tracey Carter
Activities Co-ordinator

Year started working at Healthcare Homes: 2018

What role did you carry out before you came to Healthcare Homes? Dental nurse

What’s your favourite part of your working day and why? All of it!

What’s been your biggest professional challenge in your current role, or in your career to date? Organising the summer fayre as this was my first public event which although challenging, I enjoyed very much.

What has been your biggest career highlight to date? Being given this position.

Maureen Dell
Maureen Dell
Activities Co-ordinator

Relevant education/training: ‘Provision of Activities in a Care Setting’ NCFE Level 2.

Year started working at Healthcare Homes: 2002

What role did you carry out before you came to Healthcare Homes? carer to my Mother and looked after other elderly relatives.

What’s your favourite part of your working day and why? I get the greatest pleasure and satisfaction from seeing residents enjoying themselves

What’s been your biggest professional challenge in your current role, or in your career? trying to reach and include everyone in a large home.

What has been your biggest career highlight? being involved with residents and local children in the making of an inter-generational educational film about wartime memories.

Vanessa Ripley
Vanessa Ripley
Head Housekeeper

What role did you carry out before you came to Healthcare Homes? Housewife and Mother – part time jobs at local school

What’s your favourite part of your working day and why? When jobs have been completed well

What has been your biggest career highlight to date? Completing my NVQ’s in care and housekeeping

Roberto Mihai
Roberto Mihai
Maintenance

Year started working at Healthcare Homes: 2010

What role did you carry out before you came to Healthcare Homes? Healthcare Assistant

What’s your favourite part of your working day and why? All of my day – I start really early and I help all teams from nursing to housekeeping

What’s been your biggest professional challenge in your current role, or in your career to date? Trying to manage the workload in a very busy home.  Dealing with emergencies.

Funding Types
Local Authority Cambridgeshire
Region East
We Accept Local Authority Funding Yes
We Accept NHS Continuing Healthcare Yes
We Accept Third Party Top-Ups Yes

The Importance Of Meal Times

Nutrition is an essential part of the care package we provide to our residents; not only from a general health and wellbeing perspective, but ultimately we want residents to enjoy eating what they want, when they want.

Our chefs and nutritional leads fully assess all dietary needs, including likes and dislikes, allergies. special diets, through to preferred portion sizes and meal times. This is recorded and regularly monitored so the chefs are fully aware of everyone’s personal preferences.

All homes display a daily food menu, which includes breakfast, lunch and dinner. Mid-morning, afternoon and evening snacks and drinks are also served, however sandwiches, biscuits and other refreshments are available at any time of the day.

Our catering teams pride themselves on producing food of the highest quality, with many homes using local suppliers and all homes creating fresh, homemade dishes each and every day.


We Serve Food At
Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch.

Dietary Options
Diabetic, Pureed, Vegan, Vegetarian.

Activities Are So Important

Activities and entertainment are a core part of quality care.

We pride ourselves on offering a diverse, enriching range of activities and entertainment at each of our homes. At each home, a dedicated activities coordinator is responsible for researching and facilitating enjoyable activities for residents every day.

A weekly timetable of activities is in place at each home, supplemented by additional opportunities. We take on board feedback and requests for new activities or outings, so that residents are able to continue to enjoy the hobbies and pastimes they have participated in over the years.

Regular activities include:

  • Craft sessions
  • Musical entertainment from local entertainers
  • Exercise and dance classes
  • Beauty treatments
  • Quiz sessions
  • Film clubs
  • Gardening and birdwatching
  • Specialist activities include:
  • Visits from ‘Pets as Therapy’ dogs
  • Intergenerational projects with local toddler groups
  • Fishing expeditions
  • Visits to local attractions
  • Public events and fetes

At Home Close we have: 

  • Quiz events
  • Pamper days
  • Musical entertainment and workshops
  • Music & movement classes
  • Sing-Along sessions
  • Bingo
  • Crosswords
  • Nature watch
  • Coffee pot mornings
  • Excursions to garden centres, coffee mornings and luncheon trips

Activities At Home
Animal Petting, Bingo, Birthday Celebrations, Board Games, Card Games, Crafts, Crosswords, Dancing, Excursions, Exercise Class, Flower Arranging, Gardening, Knitting / Embroidery, Music, Painting, Pet Therapy, Quiz Games, Religious Services, Singing, Themed Events, Visiting Entertainment, Word Games.

Activities Outside Our Home
Cinema, Garden Centre, Local Tourist Attractions, Park, Pub, Theatre.

Cow Lane
Fulbourn
Cambridgeshire
CB21 5HB

Regulator: CQC

Category Rating
Overall Good
Safe Good
Well Led Good
Caring Good
Responsive Good
Effective Good
Read More https://api.cqc.org.uk/public/v1/reports/d86ad091-5953-412b-90a4-248ea8a38c8e
Report Published 5th February 2020
Registration Date 23rd December 2010
Transport
Bus Stop nearby, Car Park on-site, Train Station nearby.

Places of Worship
Anglican Church, Catholic Church, Methodist Church.

Nearby Services
Garden Centre, Hospital, Park, Pub, Restaurant, Shopping Centre, Shops.

Frequently asked questions about Home Close

Home Close was given an overall rating of "Good" by the CQC in February 2020.
Home Close provides Nursing, Dementia and Respite care.
Home Close is owned by Healthcare Homes Group Limited.
No. Home Close does not offer Residential care.
Yes. Home Close does offer Respite care.
Yes. Home Close does provide care for people with Dementia.
Home Close comes under Cambridgeshire.
Home Close accepts Local Authority clients.
Home Close accepts NHS Continuing Healthcare clients.
Zoe Kirk is the manager of Home Close.

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